MongoDB – Fix “Failed to convert from type String to type Date”?

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To fix this, use $dateFromString in MongoDB aggregate(). The $dateFromString converts a date/time string to a date object.

Let us create a collection with documents −

> db.demo619.insertOne({"DueDate":"10-10-2020"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5e99d7846c954c74be91e69e")
}
> db.demo619.insertOne({"DueDate":"12-01-2019"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5e99d7996c954c74be91e69f")
}
> db.demo619.insertOne({"DueDate":"28-10-2010"});
{
   "acknowledged" : true,
   "insertedId" : ObjectId("5e99d7ab6c954c74be91e6a0")
}

Display all documents from a collection with the help of find() method −

> db.demo619.find();

This will produce the following output −

{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e99d7846c954c74be91e69e"), "DueDate" : "10-10-2020" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e99d7996c954c74be91e69f"), "DueDate" : "12-01-2019" }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e99d7ab6c954c74be91e6a0"), "DueDate" : "28-10-2010" }

Following is the query to convert from ty date/time string to a date object −

> db.demo619.aggregate( [ {
...    $project: {
...       DueDate: {
...          $dateFromString: {
...             dateString: '$DueDate',
...             timezone: 'America/New_York'
...          }
...       }
...    }
... } ] )

This will produce the following output −

{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e99d7846c954c74be91e69e"), "DueDate" : ISODate("2020-10-10T04:00:00Z") }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e99d7996c954c74be91e69f"), "DueDate" : ISODate("2019-01-12T05:00:00Z") }
{ "_id" : ObjectId("5e99d7ab6c954c74be91e6a0"), "DueDate" : ISODate("2010-10-28T04:00:00Z") }
raja
Published on 12-May-2020 06:48:34
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